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Edinburgh, the capital city of Scotland, is often billed as one of Europe’s most beautiful cities. Set against rocky hills and cliffs that overlook the sea, “The Athens of the North,” blends medieval relics, most notably, Edinburgh Castle. With beautiful Georgian architecture that embraces modernity, the castle was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1995. It also became the first UNESCO Creative City when it was designated as a City of Literature in 2004. Edinburgh has long held a place of reverence in Scottish lore and today its streets continue to make history.This is a city that begs to be strolled and offers up wonderful discoveries at every turn, particularly along the narrow lanes of Old Town. The sea glimmers in the distance and green hills rise to meet the blue Scottish sky, as you meander past charming cafes, merchant shops, and cheerful pubs echoing with whisky-soaked laughter. Good times on your Edinburgh cruise can sometimes seem non-stop, so it’s always nice to take a historic breather. Tour legendary Edinburgh Castle set atop the smoky crags of Castle Rock. Or, climb aboard the Royal Yacht Britannia and follow her Burmese teak decks for a taste of Royal life. Discover Edinburgh, a city that lives and breathes Scottish heritage.
Please Note: While we don't currently sail to Edinburgh, you can still discover the beauty of the country on one of our Scotland cruises. Browse our luxury cruises to Scotland below.